stepay Posted September 23, 2013 Share Posted September 23, 2013 I recently created a thread about my 13-year-old son being rid of asthma after having his appendix removed. We made that correlation after scratching our heads about a potential cause since June 2012. Turns out we were WRONG! The reason his asthma went away after the surgery is that he was in the hospital for a couple days and missed a couple of teeth brushings (we were mainly focused on him not dying and didn't bother with normal hygiene things). The cause of the asthma? Regular Crest toothpaste. A Google search shows that many other people have had similar responses to certain types of "regular" toothpaste (not just Crest). Apparently the sensitive teeth toothpaste doesn't typically cause a problem. My son noticed on his own that when he got home and brushed his teeth that his asthma returned, so then he decided without telling us that he would brush only with water and see what happened. His asthma went away. I noticed him doing this after several days and then he told me his theory. We tested it that night...he brushed with regular Crest and his asthma symptoms returned. The next morning we had him brush with baking soda, and his breathing returned to normal by mid afternoon. He has been using baking soda since, and the asthma is gone! I was pretty sure it was the appendicitis that was causing the breathing issue, but now, with this new-found evidence, I'm convinced it's the toothpaste. His breathing problems began in June 2012 shortly after turning 12 when we switched him from kid toothpaste to 12 and older toothpaste. Also, somewhere in there we had a 3-day weekend with family in Maryland, and his asthma went away...because he was having so much fun with cousins that he didn't bother to take time to brush his teeth. That's when we thought it might be an environmental issue...we had him tested for everything under the sun, but without ANYTHING being a possible culprit. Crazy. Not sure what ingredient it is (though Blue No. 1 is in it and has some evidence of causing asthma), but it's something in that regular Crest toothpaste. Steve (Stevie Ray) "Do the chickens have large talons?" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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